Sorry I haven’t posted lately. Had my left shoulder rearranged and couldn’t type. All better so let’s roll!
Keeping up with police news I was disheartened to learn that a vicious, heartless cop killer had been released from the NY prison system. herman bell, responsible for the murders of NYPD officers Lauri and Foster in in addition to others that couldn’t be “proved up” in court.
bell, a founding member of the black liberation army, along with his co-hearts were responsible for the killings of NYPD officers in 1972. He was eventually captured and given a life sentence. But, alas, he’s found god, changed his life and is remorseful for his past deeds. Oh yeah, the parole board thinks he’s no longer a threat to society. Well, isn’t that sweet?
After the murders of the NYPD officers this band of traveling thugs made their way to St. Louis. They were stopped by STLMPD officers Larry Tinnell and Rich “Frenchie” Archumbalt and damn near became a “statistic.”
After a running gun battle the assassins were captured. The duty weapons from slain NYPD officers were recovered, pretty much proving that these guys were some bad ass dudes.
The St. Louis cops went to New York and testified in the trial of bell and others.
A friend of mine, former St. Louis PD Detective Larry Tinnell said that while they were in NY they met with the NYPD Chief of Detectives who told him that…”They were the only cops who lived after stopping these guys.”
Let’s hope we don’t go back to the bloody 70’s where in 1974, 284 police officers were killed in the line of duty.
STAY SAFE, BUCKLE UP, WEAR YOUR VEST AND TURN ON YOUR CAMERA!